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Sale of Verengo assets to Crius clears another hurdle

Since the company received only one bid for its more than 20,000 installed systems, the sale of them to Crius Energy is set to move forward


Fraunhofer ISE achieves 30.2% efficiency for silicon multi-junction solar cell

Wafer-bonded III-V / Si multi-junction solar cell with 30.2 percent efficiency.

Germany's Fraunhofer ISE has collaborated with Austrian company EV Group to achieve the record-breaking efficiency for silicon-based multi-junction solar cells.


Adani completes 100 MW Punjab solar farm in India

Punjab.

The installation is the largest solar plant in India to use tracker technology and was commissioned six months ahead of schedule, Adani Group confirmed.


UK: solar still being blocked in next CFD auction

Solar installation in England.

The second Contracts for Difference auction for renewables has been announced for April 2017, chief focus of GBP 290 million funding pot to be less established technologies as solar once more misses out.


US election: solar, renewable and climate advocates cool on Trump win

Trump and Pence at a rally in Pennslyvania.

While those within the U.S. are understandably nervy after Trump's victory, global observers have taken a more sanguine view on the potential impact of his Presidency on solar markets.


India: SECI tender set to drive solar tariffs to record low of 6 US cents/kWh

Solar array.

The latest 750 MW solar tender by the Solar Corporation of India (SECI) is likely to see tariffs dip below INR 4/kWh for the first time ever, with desire growing to see further fall in rates.


Breaking: Bad news for US solar as Donald Trump becomes President-elect

Donald Trump.

The results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Senate Elections are a worst-case scenario for the U.S. solar industry, and no federal support is safe.


Vivint Solar shows improved profitability but flat growth in Q3

The residential solar installer is still struggling following SunEdison’s failed acquisition, but reported record low prices and improved results.


Over 600 MW of solar projects to be announced in Middle East

Jordan Energy Minister Ibrahim Seif with MESIA President. Image: MESIA

The announcements are due to be made at the Middle East Solar Industry Association's (MESIA) Jordan/Palestine Solar Energy Trade Mission next week, although there are scant details available about the projects, which are likely...


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APS, pro-solar group together spend $6 million on Arizona Corporation Commission races

Arizona State Flag. Image: Madden

The competition to fund these races comes as Commissioner Tobin is found to be soliciting money for his side job.


TEP issues RFP for solar, wind projects

The Arizona utility is looking to buy power from a 100 MW solar facility, which will increase TEP’s contracted utility-scale solar by 40%.


Breaking: China reduces solar installation target to 110 GW by 2020

China national flag. Image Flickr Renato Ganoza

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) announced that the previous target of 150 GW of installed PV by 2020 will be cut by 20% to 110 GW, as it cools its solar industry that had been enjoying an unprecedented boom within...


Azure Power secures huge $470m financing deal for pre-IPO Indian solar projects

40 MW Azure Power installation.

The Indian power developer has secured $309 million in project finance for its 450 MW utility-scale projects, as well as $161 million as part of its pre-IPO. Firm has now committed more than $1bn to Indian solar.


NEXTracker to supply trackers to 191 MW solar plant in Brazil

Image: NEXTracker

The Flex subsidiary has signed a Master Services Agreement with Biosar, who is acting as EPC, for the delivery of its advanced solar tracking technology for a 191 MW PV project in Minas Gerais, which is due to be completed by the...


Restrictive net metering policy harming Indian rooftop solar, say analysts

Connaught's Place, New Delhi.

Bridge to India survey finds wide disapproval of India's net metering conditions among industry professionals, with long connection delays reported across the country.


Greenko finalizes 587 MW SunEdison acquisition

Sun Edison solar photovoltaic installation: Image Sun Edsion

Greenko Energy Holdings has completed the acquisition of 587 MW of SunEdison’s solar and wind projects in India, in a deal worth approximately USD 392 million, which sees the company make its first major venture into the solar PV...


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